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At TRVST we feature projects by changemakers who've stepped up and create impact. Championing initiative for positive change by people acting to make a difference across our fields of action. 

Our intention is to inspire people to get involved, perhaps undertake a project of their own, or support those whose stories we share. 
Ministry Of Waste: Turning plastic waste into profit
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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BY Samanta Skrivere ·
07·15·17
Ministry of Waste connects disadvantaged and polluted communities in Asia with waste industry innovators and global leaders of sustainability by creating a recycled ocean-bound and beach plastic supply chain through which stops litter before it enters the ocean. The uniqueness about Ministry of Waste is that they don’t rely on volunteers but allow local communities […]
BizGees - Transforming Refugees into Entrepreneurs
Equality & DiversityEquality & Diversity
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BY Zufi Deo ·
09·09·19
We transform refugees into entrepreneurs using FinTech. We custom-designed alternative finance-based services to support refugee communities to take ownership of their own lives. We are winners of the Infosys Challenge for Financial Inclusion at the UNICEF FinTech Jam for Good.
Safety Net Technologies: Using LED lights To Revolutise Fishing
BiodiversityBiodiversity
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BY Zoe Cuckow ·
08·24·18
Our oceans need us more than ever. From ocean plastics to coral reefs getting warmer to overfishing, they are being damaged at an alarming rate. Given the demand of fish as the main protein source for 1/5 of the world’s population and providing a livelihood to 260 million people globally, how can large scale, commercial […]
Chatty Cafes: Helping to Reduce Loneliness
Charity & Civil SocietyCharity & Civil Society
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BY Alexandra Hoskyn ·
11·30·18
Meet Alexandra Hoskyn. Back in 2017, she noticed exactly the same, decided to do something about it and launched the Chatty Cafe scheme. A simple idea. Alex asked cafes to pop a sign on a table saying “The seats on this table are for anyone happy to chat to other customers”.  And that’s all it […]
Wawa Laptop - The First Eco-friendly Laptop Made in Peru.
Charity & Civil SocietyCharity & Civil Society
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BY Alejandra Carrasco ·
08·04·20
Describe Wawa Laptop WAWA Laptop, the first laptop developed in Peru, made from recycled material and powered by a portable solar panel, is aimed at democratizing access to technology and education for children and youth in Peru, the region, and the world. We are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals developed by the United Nations […]
Share Shed - A Library of Things
Charity & Civil SocietyCharity & Civil Society
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BY Mirella Ferraz ·
08·24·20
Describe Share Shed - A Library of Things Based in Devon, the Share Shed is the world's first mobile library of things. It allows people to live better lives by borrowing things they would otherwise have to buy. It offers over 350 useful items like tools, appliances tents, bikes, and musical instruments for its members […]
Consortium To Rebuild Puerto Rico
Charity & Civil SocietyCharity & Civil Society
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BY Joseph McKinney ·
08·02·18
It’s been ten months since Hurricane Maria put Puerto Rico’s crumbling infrastructure in the international news. As life returns to normal for the locals, the headlines fade but the hard work of preventing another catastrophe has not yet begun. Humanitarian organizations were quick to focus on water, shelter, food and warmth. Hundreds of thousands of […]
HostNation: Befriending Refugees In London
Equality & DiversityEquality & Diversity
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BY Anneke Elwes ·
08·06·17
London is one of the greatest and most potentially inclusive places on earth, but it has become two cities. For refugees and asylum seekers, it can be intimidating, lonely and isolating. Today’s refugees are facing unprecedented challenges, and existing services are struggling to cope.  Cities across the UK are crying out for social integration projects […]
Third Story Project
Charity & Civil SocietyCharity & Civil Society
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BY Ei Piwnt Rhi Zan ·
03·06·21
Describe Third Story Project Third Story Project is a non-profit social enterprise. We create children's storybooks with positive messages which reflect every child in Myanmar. We mainly produce Myanmar, English, Bilingual, and other Ethnic Myanmar Languages. These stories are for 4 to 11 years old kids. We are going to produce storybooks for adolescents in […]
Help Bristol's Homeless: Giving Hope To Bristol's Homeless People
PovertyPoverty
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BY Jasper Thompson ·
01·25·19
Homelessness and rough sleeping is on the rise everywhere.  When Jasper Thompson noticed an increase in rough sleeping in his home town, he decided to do something about it. He wanted to give them a tangible route to turn their lives around. And that starts with housing. And so he started Help Bristol's Homeless. 
Sintala Design: Solid Wood Products Which Respect the Environment
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
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BY Rodrigo Aranda ·
11·29·18
Sintala Design is creating beautiful products made from 100% solid wood, but here's the catch: all of the wood is only taken from fallen trees, prunings or anything left over from other manufacturing processes. This is a great initiative and will no doubt attract a lot of support.
Phoenix Cultural Centre
Charity & Civil SocietyCharity & Civil Society
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BY Elaine McGinty ·
04·10·19
Phoenix Cultural Centre CIC/Fiery Bird Live Music Venue is a local project to bring a non-profit live music/cultural/arts/training venue to Woking. Though specific to Woking its founders have connected up with other social and community businesses nationally to share practice.
Little Difference are Making a Big Difference
Climate ChangeClimate Change
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BY Sophie Stevens and Pete Oswald ·
12·07·18
Have you ever wondered, every time you buy a greetings card, what the cost is?  Prices vary enormously but the half decent ones are upwards of a £2.  But, what's the real cost?  Not to your pocket, but to the planet.  Unless the card is recycled, or from sustainable sources, who is also paying for […]
The Great Bubble Barrier: Closing The Plastic Loop
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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BY Francis Zoet ·
08·01·16
Great Bubble Barrier is a long tube placed on the riverbed with small holes through which air is pumped. This creates a vertical barrier of bubbles from the riverbed up to the surface. This barrier blocks plastic debris from floating downstream. By placing the barrier diagonally in the natural river flow we guide the waste […]
WellBoring: Clean Water Solutions For Primary Schools in Africa
PovertyPoverty
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BY Nigel Linacre ·
02·24·19
What happens when a leadership company take a couple of engineers to Kenya?  That combination of vision and practical know how can make magic happen and that's exactly what happened back in 2011 and WellBoring was, well, born. 
FabLittleBag: The Fab Way to Fight Ocean Pollution
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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BY Martha Silcott ·
08·24·18
FabLittleBag aims to reduce aquatic pollution by providing a feel-good alternative to flushing tampons and pads – with the help of a FabLittleBag! The mission is to a) help to keep used sanitary items out of the rivers, seas and off our beaches and b) to make sanitary disposal a feel good, confident experience. Also, […]
BioSURE: HIV test kit
Mind & BodyMind & Body
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BY Brigette Bard ·
07·12·17
BioSURE is bringing cost-effective, straightforward, fast and accurate testing technology for HIV to the mainstream via their self-testing HIV test kit. The aim is to get people talking and give people an alternative way to test, as part of a plan to eradicate HIV by 2030. BioSURE was founded by Brigette Bard in 2011.
You Make It: Empowering Women Across London
Work & SkillsWork & Skills
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BY Manon Dolet ·
09·04·18
You Make It empowers young, unemployed, mainly BAME women to dream big, achieve greatness and inspire others. We are unique in that we take a holistic approach to joblessness, we don’t see marginalised women as burdens that must be shoehorned into a job in order to tick them off a list of names. We see […]
Recycling Plastic Waste into Ecoboats for Fishermen
Waste & RecyclingWaste & Recycling
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BY Ismael Essome Ebone ·
10·10·20
Describe Ecoboats for Fishermen - what makes your project unique? Madiba & Nature has launched its program to involve fishermen in the sustainable management of coastal fisheries through community mobilization around the recycling of marine plastic waste since 2017. The organization focuses its program around three major projects in order to have a significant impact […]
Redemption Roasters: Supporting Young Offenders
Work & SkillsWork & Skills
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BY Ted Rosner ·
06·25·17
Redemption Roasters are on a mission to change lives through coffee. They are committed to supporting young offenders to successfully reintegrate into society through professional-level barista training and job opportunities. Redemption Roasters achieved a coffee world first: opening a roastery in a prison run by young offenders in HMYOI Aylesbury. It was founded by Max Dubiel […]
Waste Free Oceans: Transforming Ocean Plastics
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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BY Zoe Cuckow ·
08·16·18
The Waste Free Oceans Foundation’s main goal is to reduce the global impact of marine litter. By mobilising fisheries, recyclers, manufacturers and policymakers, Waste Free Oceans aims to reduce, recycle and ultimately reuse marine litter, mitigating the impact on both the environment and natural resources.
Bushel & Peck Books: Combating Illiteracy with a Book-for-Book Promise
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
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BY David and Stephanie Miles ·
12·07·18
Every year, hundreds of children's publishers produce millions of wonderful books for kids. But here's the problem. Most people in the world can't afford them. This is what Bushel and Peck Books are setting out to solve.
Chatterbox: Online Language Learning Service Powered By Refugee Talent.
Equality & DiversityEquality & Diversity
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BY Mursal Hedayat ·
01·18·19
Chatterbox is building an online language learning service powered by refugee talent. Chatterbox connects the problem of underutilised refugee talent with an opportunity in the demand for their language skills.
Iconic Steps: Developing a Growth Mindset in Young People
Work & SkillsWork & Skills
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BY Victoria Ijeh ·
06·29·16
Iconic Steps supports young people aged 16-25 to overcome barriers and take their first steps towards a fulfilling career, through film production and training. Iconic Steps’ mission is to develop a growth mindset in young people so they can overcome barriers and take their first steps towards a fulfilling career. It was founded by Victoria Ijeh.
More Trees Campaign
Climate ChangeClimate Change
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BY Dr. Padideh Tosti ·
02·03·22
The More Trees Campaign is much more than trees. Our aim is to address the true cause of environmental degradation: lack of self-awareness. Through raising self-awareness we can enable people to reconnect to themselves, reconnect to nature, and truly comprehend humanity’s impact on the planet.
Boroume: The Ultimate Recycling Model Combating Malnutrition in Greece
Food WasteFood Waste
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BY Alex Theodoridis ·
01·24·19
Boroume (“We Can”) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce food waste and to fight malnutrition in Greece by directly linking all kinds of food donors and food donations to local charities.
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